A Hellenistic Tomb discovered in the Galilee?
By Eldad Keynan
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A fascinating article which sheds more light on ancient tombs, whether Jewish or Gentile. This tomb has unique features, which is an important find for tomb research.
What struck me as most important was the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze certain archaeological finds, such as is discussed in this article.
I find it astonishing that important conclusions can be made by some archaeologists in such a short period of time, without consultation with other relevant disciplines (e.g Geologists, Zoologists, Historians, Forensic Experts). Is this a standard approach? If so, it strongly shakes my confidence in the credibility of Archaeology as a discipline.
I'm encouraged that you did approach the opinions of various disciplines in preparing your article.
I hope that further research is conducted on this special and unique "G-Tomb".
#1 - John Koopmans - 06/08/2011 - 21:26
It is my understanding that Mr. Keynan is not an archaeologist. His area of expertise lies elsewhere. However, he has written an entertaining article that is factual. Now, perhaps, professionals will re-examine this tomb. If so, we have "Indiana Eldad" to thank for it.
#2 - Yusuf Islam - 06/11/2011 - 16:44